I was reading a list on a new friend's blog -- Far Away in the Sunshine -- when I realized I had done the same sort of list for my birthday and I didn't really know how I have done on it. So, I thought I'd take a moment to check in on some of the lists I've made and challenges I've set for myself. I know that I haven't come close to finishing even one of the ones I've listed on this blog. What I want to figure out is why haven't I? I'm usually pretty good with lists and you'd think that the public list making would make me want to finish each in a timely manner. So, I'm going to be reading them and trying to figure it out.
After some thinking and some rereading, I've come to the conclusion that the reason my lists on the blog aren't working is that they end up more of a "to-do" list than what I originally intend for them to be. Maybe this is because I rush the writing of the list or I lack imagination. As for the challenges, I think the photo challenge went fairly well. The 29 Gifts challenge was something I should have kept private. I continued it, but I did so in a private manner and on a smaller scale than what I blogged about. Part of the problem on some of the lists were that once I posted about them, they were easy to forget because they weren't front and center any longer. I can fix that in the future. The "to-do" list feel will take some work though. I know I will continue to post lists on this blog. I love lists. I will continue to do my best to finish them and probably not finish them all. Such is my life.
If you want to read the list that Anyes has written that prompted all of this thought of mine, click on her blog link (above) and read the October 6th, 2010 posting that starts with the quote from Pablo Picasso and says "It takes a long time to become young."